Wild Horses, America, and Me

Wild Horses, America, and Me It is important that we find animals to love.— thomas mcguane I’ve been missing get-togethers. The day after a neighborhood poker game, I learned that my friend Tim had asked about my absence. ‘‘Where is Hanson?’’ In response, my colleague, Brad, sang a line from a song by Jonathan Richman: I ain’t seen him much . . . since he . . . started with horses. It is true. During the past three years, I’ve spent my spare time on the prairies of Wyoming with a camera pointed at bands of mustangs. Sometimes I go by myself. Other times I travel with my wife, Lynn. Either way, if there’s a blank spot on the calendar, I don’t have to think about how to fill the days. I load the car and drive to places where I’m likely to find horses. Wild mustangs are not my first obsession. I spent two decades flyfishing for trout in a fashion that felt essentially out of control. At one point, I also thought I would retrace the canoe routes of the French fur traders and explorers. I paddled a lot of water before I gave up on that ghost. I became a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Wild Horses, America, and Me

Prairie Schooner, Volume 91 (2) – Aug 9, 2017

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It is important that we find animals to love.— thomas mcguane I’ve been missing get-togethers. The day after a neighborhood poker game, I learned that my friend Tim had asked about my absence. ‘‘Where is Hanson?’’ In response, my colleague, Brad, sang a line from a song by Jonathan Richman: I ain’t seen him much . . . since he . . . started with horses. It is true. During the past three years, I’ve spent my spare time on the prairies of Wyoming with a camera pointed at bands of mustangs. Sometimes I go by myself. Other times I travel with my wife, Lynn. Either way, if there’s a blank spot on the calendar, I don’t have to think about how to fill the days. I load the car and drive to places where I’m likely to find horses. Wild mustangs are not my first obsession. I spent two decades flyfishing for trout in a fashion that felt essentially out of control. At one point, I also thought I would retrace the canoe routes of the French fur traders and explorers. I paddled a lot of water before I gave up on that ghost. I became a

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